The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Specialist role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Specialist in their job title over the 3 months to 26 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Specialist
Rank 865 855 869
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +14
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Specialist 21 47 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.019% 0.042% 0.024%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.020% 0.045% 0.025%
Number of salaries quoted 13 37 21
Average salary £41,000 £55,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-25.45% +15.78%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,121 £38,400 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £56,500 £57,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,750 £40,000 £41,250
% change year-on-year
+4.37% -3.03%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
106230 104914 110587
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.62% 94.72% 95.33%
Number of salaries quoted 88114 86181 94870
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,400 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Test Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Test Specialist in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Test Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Test Specialist
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Specialist within the UK.

Test Specialist Salary Trend in the UK

Test Specialist
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Specialist over the 3 months to 26 November 2014 within the UK.

Test Specialist Salary Histogram in the UK

Test Specialist
Top 14 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 26 November 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -24 19 £40,150 -27.00% 1
London -19 10 £36,121 -34.32%
South East -8 3 £42,500 +18.05% 1
Essex -9 3 - -
East of England -41 3 - -
North West - 3 £39,500 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £41,750 -
Lancashire - 2 £41,000 -
Skelmersdale - 2 £41,000 -
Milton Keynes - 2 £41,750 -
City of London +32 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 £75,000 -
Reading - 1 £75,000 -
Manchester - 1 £38,000 -

Test Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Test Specialist in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Test Specialist in their job title.

1 28 (42.42%) Test Automation
2 26 (39.39%) Java
3 18 (27.27%) Performance Testing
4 17 (25.76%) Test Scripting
4 17 (25.76%) HP
4 17 (25.76%) LoadRunner
5 16 (24.24%) ISEB
5 16 (24.24%) QuickTest Pro
5 16 (24.24%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (24.24%) Software Testing
6 15 (22.73%) Selenium
7 14 (21.21%) ISTQB
8 12 (18.18%) HP Quality Center
8 12 (18.18%) Finance
8 12 (18.18%) SQL
9 11 (16.67%) VBScript
9 11 (16.67%) Banking
9 11 (16.67%) Facilita Forecast
9 11 (16.67%) QA
10 10 (15.15%) Test Strategy
10 10 (15.15%) VB
11 9 (13.64%) C#
11 9 (13.64%) Open Source
12 8 (12.12%) JIRA
12 8 (12.12%) Load Testing
12 8 (12.12%) Usability Testing
12 8 (12.12%) Systems Analysis
12 8 (12.12%) Retail
13 7 (10.61%) Scrum
13 7 (10.61%) JavaScript

Test Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Test Specialist in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Test Specialist in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (7.58%) IIS
2 1 (1.52%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 2 (3.03%) Oracle CRM
1 2 (3.03%) Magento
2 1 (1.52%) CSG Singleview
2 1 (1.52%) Oracle EBS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.52%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (1.52%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.52%) OLTP
2 1 (1.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (1.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.52%) Big Data
2 1 (1.52%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 17 (25.76%) LoadRunner
2 16 (24.24%) QuickTest Pro
3 15 (22.73%) Selenium
4 11 (16.67%) Facilita Forecast
5 8 (12.12%) JIRA
6 6 (9.09%) WebDriver
7 4 (6.06%) LoadUI
7 4 (6.06%) JMeter
8 3 (4.55%) Visual Studio
9 2 (3.03%) JUnit
9 2 (3.03%) Sahi
9 2 (3.03%) RSpec
9 2 (3.03%) PhantomJS
9 2 (3.03%) Cucumber
9 2 (3.03%) Behat
10 1 (1.52%) Jenkins
10 1 (1.52%) eggPlant
10 1 (1.52%) TestDirector
General
1 12 (18.18%) Finance
2 11 (16.67%) Banking
3 8 (12.12%) Retail
4 5 (7.58%) Marketing
5 2 (3.03%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.52%) Law
6 1 (1.52%) Advertising
6 1 (1.52%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.58%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (13.64%) Open Source
2 2 (3.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 2 (3.03%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.52%) Replication
3 1 (1.52%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.52%) Visualisation
3 1 (1.52%) Social Media
3 1 (1.52%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 7 (10.61%) UNIX
1 7 (10.61%) Windows
2 3 (4.55%) Linux
3 2 (3.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (3.03%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (42.42%) Test Automation
2 18 (27.27%) Performance Testing
3 17 (25.76%) Test Scripting
4 16 (24.24%) Software Testing
4 16 (24.24%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (15.15%) Test Strategy
6 8 (12.12%) Systems Analysis
6 8 (12.12%) Usability Testing
6 8 (12.12%) Load Testing
7 7 (10.61%) Scrum
8 6 (9.09%) Validation
9 5 (7.58%) TDD
9 5 (7.58%) Automated Testing
9 5 (7.58%) E-Commerce
10 4 (6.06%) SOA
10 4 (6.06%) RUP
10 4 (6.06%) Security Testing
11 3 (4.55%) Regression Testing
11 3 (4.55%) OO
12 2 (3.03%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (39.39%) Java
2 12 (18.18%) SQL
3 11 (16.67%) VBScript
4 10 (15.15%) VB
5 9 (13.64%) C#
6 7 (10.61%) JavaScript
7 6 (9.09%) VBA
8 4 (6.06%) PHP
8 4 (6.06%) C++
9 3 (4.55%) T-SQL
10 1 (1.52%) Ruby
10 1 (1.52%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 16 (24.24%) ISEB
2 14 (21.21%) ISTQB
3 4 (6.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (4.55%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (3.03%) Degree
6 1 (1.52%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.52%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.52%) MCITP
6 1 (1.52%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (16.67%) QA
System Software
1 5 (7.58%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 12 (18.18%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (25.76%) HP
2 7 (10.61%) SAP
3 4 (6.06%) Microsoft
4 3 (4.55%) Oracle
5 2 (3.03%) JD Edwards
6 1 (1.52%) Business Objects
South East
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